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Library Research Databases

Off campus database access is restricted to Mission College students, faculty, and staff. In order to access databases from off campus, you will need to enter your Mission College email and password.
 

To find out if a specific magazine or journal is available in one of Mission College Library's databases search the Journals List in OneSearch. 

Databases by Subject

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General (All Topics)

Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journal

College In Context
Search a wide array of multidisciplinary content by topic. Includes scholarly journals, newspapers, periodicals, images, and videos.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications. Includes articles in Spanish.

General OneFile
Provides access to general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. 

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and global events.

MasterFile Complete
Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Mission Flipster
A collection of 50 digital magazines across a variety of topics you can read on your computer or mobile device. Flipster has mobile apps for Apple devices, Android devices, and side-loaded to Kindle Fire Tablets. Once you download the app, select Mission College as your library. If you are off campus you will be prompted to sign in with your Mission email and password.

Pop Culture Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

EBSCOhost Combined
Allows you to search more than one EBSCOhost database at the same time.

Gale Access
Allows you to search an individual Gale database or multiple  databases at the same time.

Scholarly journals only

Academic OneFile
Provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

JSTOR Essential
A collection of academic journal articles across a variety of disciplines. Articles are at least one year old.

Newspapers only

News
Provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

Newspaper Source Plus
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

New York Times
Registration through Mission Colleges is required in order to access more than eight NYT articles a month. Go to the New York Times Digital Access guide for information on how to register for free access to the digital version of the New York Times.

The Wall Street Journal
Registration through Mission College is required in order to read WSJ articles online. Go to The Wall Street Journal Membership guide for information on how to register for free access to the digital version of The Wall Street Journal.

Art & Fine Arts

ARTstor
Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Fine Arts Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.

Business & Communications

Business Collection
Provides coverage of all business disciplines.

Business Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Business Insights: Global
A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Business Source Elite
Provides coverage of all business disciplines. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis.

Communications & Mass Media Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field.

Computer Science Database
Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Economic & Theory Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

Entrepreneurship Collection
Provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Regional Business News
Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Citation Creation  Tool

NoodleTools - Student
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NoodleTools helps you easily create bibliographic citations for the sources you use in your research papers. For information about the new log in process, refer to Mission College New Log In for NoodleTools

Diversity

African-American History
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

Alt-PressWatch
Showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation’s most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals.

American Indian History
American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This comprehensive database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Black Studies in Video 
Includes award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

Contemporary Women's Issues
Offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

Diversity & Ethnic Studies eBooks
Includes academic eBooks related to diversity, anti-racism, ethnic studies, disability studies, gerontology & age studies, migration studies, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. 

Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Ethnic Diversity Source
Supports the study of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Multiracial Americans, and Native Americans, among others, with respect to their cultures, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences. Scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, historical documents, and biographies are complemented by primary sources, such as speeches and interviews. Complete with robust collections of videos and e-books.

Ethnic Newswatch
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications. Includes articles in Spanish.

Gender Studies Collection
Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society.

GenderWatch
Enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present.

Kanopy NEW!
A video streaming platform with movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos that inspire, enrich, and entertain. Browse films focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salem History: Countries, Peoples, and Culture
Offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

World Geography and Culture Online
World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts and skills. Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Regional
An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad. The archive and portal serve as both integrated and standalone resources.

eBooks

Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
The most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. It provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.

Diversity & Ethnic Studies eBooks
Includes academic eBooks related to diversity, anti-racism, ethnic studies, disability studies, gerontology & age studies, migration studies, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. 

DOAB Directory of Open Access Books
Provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books from trusted open access book publishers.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

Gale eBooks
Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary reference sourceson virtually any subject area.

LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems, short stories, speeches, and plays, as well as some novels. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

JSTOR Open Access eBooks
More than 6,500 Open Access ebooks from 90 publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press. Search will also include the JSTOR archive collection. No registration or log in is required, and there are no DRM restrictions or limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing.

O'Reilly Safari Books Online
This database Includes a large range of topics from the humanities and social sciences to tech and business, to hobbies and travel ebooks from more than 250 publishers along with videos, case studies, exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments. 

A valid West Valley-Mission College email address is required to access this database. Students will need to use their @mywvm.wvm.edu email address to register, log in and access this database; faculty may use @missioncollege.edu or wvm.edu. For additional information, refer to O'Reilly Safari Books Online.

ProQuest Ebook Central
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.  Video: Search for a book on Ebook Central

Salem Literature & History eBooks
Includes full-text literature and history ebooks.

SpringerLink eBook Collection
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Note that online (full text) access is not available for all publications.

TumbleBooks  NEW!
A database of over 1100 children's ebooks that includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

English Language Learners

Explora
Provides easy-to-use features, and content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

College In Context
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Environment

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.

Environmental Studies in Context
Focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.

GreenFILE
A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact.

Health & Nursing

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association.

Health and Medicine Collection
Includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Health & Wellness Collection
Offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Medline
Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

OVID
Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

History

African-American History
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

America: History and Life
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events.

American Indian History
American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This comprehensive database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Gale Primary Sources: Archives Abound
Incudes topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Particular strengths include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. 

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

Salem History: Countries, Peoples, and Culture
Offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of countries.

Salem History: Primary Documents
Includes the full-text of milestone and defining documents in American and World History. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay.

US History Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

US History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in US History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

War & Terrorism Collection
Offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

World History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Law

Criminal Justice Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

LegalTrac
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

Literature

Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Gale Literature
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, and critical essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs. For best results, type your terms into the search box, do not select the suggested terms that appear as you type. 

LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems, short stories, speeches, and plays, as well as some novels. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Salem Literature
Includes the complete content of the printed collections, Critical Survey of Short Fiction and Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

Political Science

JSTOR Essentials
A collection of academic journal articles. Articles are at least one year old.

Pro/Con

CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and global events.

Issues & Controversies
Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Professional Educator

Educators Reference Complete
Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education.

ERIC
From the Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

Information Science Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers.

Psychology & Philosophy

Psychology and Behavior Science Collection
Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Psychology Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

Reference

Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Business Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

CountryWatch
Includes the CountryReviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire™ , which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subjects.

Gale Directory Library
Search, sort, and export a variety of information from multiple premier directories. 

Gale eBooks
Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary reference sources on virtually any subject area.

Gale Primary Sources: Archives Abound
Incudes topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Particular strengths include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. 

Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world. OED Online presents the complete OED in its most recent version. OED Online also includes the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, and numerous articles on aspects of English and individual words.

Salem History: Primary Sources
Includes the full-text of milestone and defining documents (primary sources) in US and World History. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay. Also included the series, Countries, Peoples, and Culture, which offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

World Geography and Culture Online
World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts and skills. Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

Science

AccessScience
Gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Agriculture Collection
Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
The most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. It provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.

BioMEDIA Collection
Instructional life sciences multimedia. Programs feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things. To access the video controls to enlarge them, play closed captions, or fast forward, right click on the video and select Show Controls (on a Mac, CTRL+Click).

JSTOR Science
A collection of academic journal articles. Includes the following JSTOR archived collections: Life Science and Ecology & Botany II. Articles are at least one year old.

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

Science In Context
Merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Today's Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 25-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

War & Terrorism Collection
Offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

Skill Building, Practice Exams, and Tutorials

PrepSTEP
A dynamic online learning platform from LearningExpress packed with tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books and high-stakes test preparation for self-guided skill building, career preparation and workforce readiness. Get help with improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math, improving computer skills; preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and more; improving workplace skills such as resume writing and interviewing; and learning how to use popular software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. For additional information on this database, refer to the Mission College PrepSTEP handout.

Sociology

JSTOR Essentials
A collection of academic journal articles. Articles are at least one year old.

Spanish Language Databases

AHFS Consumer Medication Information en Espanol
Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications.

Informe Académico
Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

PrepSTEP: Rescursos parea Hispanohablantes
This center provides students with resources in Spanish to improve their basic skills, earn a GED® credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

Streaming Videos

BioMEDIA Collection
Instructional life sciences multimedia. Programs feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things. To access the video controls to enlarge them, play closed captions, or fast forward, right click on the video and select Show Controls (on a Mac, CTRL+Click). Instructions on how to embed BioMedia videos in Canvas.

Black Studies in Video (Alexander Street)
Includes award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. Instructions on how to embed Alexander Street videos in Canvas.

Films on Demand
Provides 24/7 access to streaming videos across a variety of topics. Includes videos from HBO, PBS, TED, Frontline, Films for Humanities & Sciences to name a few. Instructions on how to embed Films on Demand videos in Canvas.

Kanopy  NEW!
A video streaming platform with movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos that inspire, enrich, and entertain. Browse films focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Instructions on how to embed Kanopy films in Canvas.

Vocational Careers

Chiltonlibrary.Com
Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Culinary Arts Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Gardening & Horticulture Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Hospitality & Tourism Collection
Provides access to topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. Hospitality and Tourism offers current and relevant content on both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Vocations and Careers Collection
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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Databases by Title

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Academic OneFile
Provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

Academic Search Complete
comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journal

AccessScience
Gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Agriculture Collection
Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

African-American History
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

Alt-PressWatch
Showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation’s most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals.

America: History and Life
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events.

American Indian History
American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This comprehensive database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

ARTstor
Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

B

Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
The most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. It provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.

Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

BioMEDIA Collection
Instructional life sciences multimedia. Programs feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things. To access the video controls to enlarge them, play closed captions, or fast forward, right click on the video and select Show Controls (on a Mac, CTRL+Click). Instructions on how to embed BioMedia videos in Canvas.

Business Collection
Provides coverage of all business disciplines.

Business Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Business Insights: Global
A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Business Source Elite
Provides coverage of all business disciplines. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis.

C

Chiltonlibrary.Com
Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association.

College In Context
Search a wide array of multidisciplinary content by topic. Includes scholarly journals, newspapers, periodicals, images, and videos.

Communications & Mass Media Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field.

Computer Science Database
Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Contemporary Women's Issues
Offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

CountryWatch
Includes the CountryReviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire™ , which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

Criminal Justice Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Culinary Arts Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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Diversity & Ethnic Studies eBooks
Includes academic eBooks related to diversity, anti-racism, ethnic studies, disability studies, gerontology & age studies, migration studies, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. 

Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

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EBSCO eBook Collection
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

EBSCOhost Combined
Allows you to search more than one EBSCOhost database at the same time.

Economic & Theory Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

Educators Reference Complete
Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education.

Entrepreneurship Collection
Provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.

ERIC
From the Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

Ethnic Newswatch
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications. Includes articles in Spanish.

Ethnic Diversity Source
Supports the study of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Multiracial Americans, and Native Americans, among others, with respect to their cultures, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences. Scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, historical documents, and biographies are complemented by primary sources, such as speeches and interviews. Complete with robust collections of videos and e-books.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol
Ethnic NewsWatch in Spanish. Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications.

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Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subjects

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Gale Access
Allows you to search more than one Gale database at the same time.

Gale Directory Library
Search, sort, and export a variety of information from multiple premier directories. 

Gale eBooks
Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary reference sources on virtually any subject area.

Gale Literature
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, and critical essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs. For best results, type your terms into the search box, do not select the suggested terms that appear as you type. 

Gale Primary Sources: Archives Abound
Incudes topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Particular strengths include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. 

Gender Studies Collection
Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society.

GenderWatch
Enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and global events.

GreenFILE
A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact.

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Health and Medicine Collection
Includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Health & Wellness Collection
Offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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Informe Académico
Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

Issues & Controversies
Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events.

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LegalTrac
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems, short stories, speeches, and plays, as well as some novels. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition
This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

MasterFile Complete
Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Medline
Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

Mission Flipster
A collection of 50 digital magazines across a variety of topics you can read on your computer or mobile device. Flipster has mobile apps for Apple devices, Android devices, and side-loaded to Kindle Fire Tablets. Once you download the app, select Mission College as your library. If you are off campus you will be prompted to sign in with your Mission email and password.

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New York Times
Registration through Mission Colleges is required in order to access more than eight NYT articles a month. Go to the New York Times Digital Access guide for information on how to register for free access to the digital version of the New York Times.

News
provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

Newspaper Source Plus
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

NoodleTools - Student
NoodleTools - Faculty wvm.edu email
NoodleTools - Faculty missioncollege.edu email
NoodleTools helps you easily create bibliographic citations for the sources you use in your research papers. For information about the new log in process, refer to Mission College New Log In for NoodleTools

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

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O'Reilly Safari Books Online
This database Includes a large range of topics from the humanities and social sciences to tech and business, to hobbies and travel ebooks from more than 250 publishers along with videos, case studies, exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments. 

A valid West Valley-Mission College email address is required to access this database. Students will need to use their @mywvm.wvm.edu email address to register, log in and access this database; faculty may use @missioncollege.edu or wvm.edu. For additional information, refer to O'Reilly Safari Books Online.

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Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!

Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world. OED Online presents the complete OED in its most recent version. OED Online also includes the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, and numerous articles on aspects of English and individual words.

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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Pop Culture Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

PrepSTEP
A dynamic online learning platform from LearningExpress packed with tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books and high-stakes test preparation for self-guided skill building, career preparation and workforce readiness. Get help with improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math, improving computer skills; preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and more; improving workplace skills such as resume writing and interviewing; and learning how to use popular software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. For additional information on this database, refer to the Mission College PrepSTEP handout.

PrepSTEP: Rescursos parea Hispanohablantes
This center provides students with resources in Spanish to improve their basic skills, earn a GED® credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

ProQuest Ebook Central 
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

Psychology and Behavior Science Collection
Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Psychology Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.

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Regional Business News
Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

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Salem History
Includes the full-text of milestone and defining documents (primary sources) in US and World History. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay. Also included the series, Countries, Peoples, and Culture, which offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

Salem Literature
Includes the complete content of the printed collections, Critical Survey of Short Fiction and Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

Salem Literature & History eBooks
Includes full-text literature and history ebooks.

Science In Context
Merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

SpringerLink eBook Collection
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Note that online (full text) access is not available for all publications.

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Today's Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 25-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

TumbleBooks  NEW!
A database of over 1100 children's ebooks that includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

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US History Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

US History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in US History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Vocations and Careers Collection
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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The Wall Street Journal
Registration through Mission College is required in order to read WSJ articles online. Go to The Wall Street Journal Membership guide for information on how to register for free access to the digital version of The Wall Street Journal.

War & Terrorism Collection
Offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

World History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

World Geography and Culture Online
Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

World Scholar: Latin America and The Caribbean
An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad. The archive and portal serve as both integrated and standalone resources.